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ERIC Number: EJ917041
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011-Mar
Pages: 5
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 3
ISSN: ISSN-0034-0561
Suggest-Choose-Plan-Compose: A Strategy to Help Students Learn to Write
Wiesendanger, Katherine Davis; Perry, Jeannine Rajewski; Braun, Gretchen
Reading Teacher, v64 n6 p451-455 Mar 2011
This article describes a strategy to support students' development of creative writing and construction of text in a sequential manner. The goal of the Suggest-Choose-Plan-Compose (SCPC) strategy is to improve students' ability to create a story by helping them clarify their thoughts as they generate and organize ideas and basic story elements. SCPC implements various grouping patterns and a careful approach to the removal of teacher support. By deliberately planning and engaging students in the stages within SCPC, they can produce well crafted-writing. (Contains 5 figures.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Education; Grade 5
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A